After a Stroke: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier

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Springer Publishing Company, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 158 pages
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An essential resource for all stroke survivors and their families and caregivers

With more than 300 tips, this useful guide offers tried and true methods for coping with the aftermath of a stroke. Written by a stroke survivor and nurse, After a Stroke provides ideas, techniques, and exercises to help:

  • accomplish daily living routines
  • promote healing and recovery
  • make the home safe and accessible
  • foster independence and build self-esteem
  • turn stroke deficits into assets

After a Stroke contains everything families and fellow stroke survivors need to know to live a full life post-stroke.

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After surviving two right-side ischemic strokes, Hutton (coauthor, Striking Back at Stroke: A Doctor Patient Journal) underwent heart surgery and about 12 years of rehabilitation. Those years of ... Read full review

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Cleo Hutton, Author, Speaker, and Advocate for Stroke Awareness and Recovery Issues

Cleo Hutton authored After a Stroke: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier, Demos Medical Publishing, in 2005, and coauthored, with Louis R. Caplan, MD, Striking Back at Stroke: A Doctor-Patient Journal, in 2003. She also contributed to the books Stroke by Louis R. Caplan, MD, and Brain Attack, the Journey Back, edited by Liz Pearl.

Cleo is a 24-year ischemic stroke survivor and has had prior working experience in nursing. Her extensive campaign to spread the word about stroke awareness and recovery has been carried on national radio shows and television broadcasts, including CNN Health, and featured in several magazines, including Prevention, Cerebrum, and Stroke Smart.

Cleo is a compassionate speaker who uses her heart, humor, and experience to deliver a message of hope and healing by breaking paradigms rooted in myths and misconceptions concerning stroke. In 2014, Cleo received the 16th Annual Journey Award from Essentia Health Rehabilitation Services at Essentia Health, Duluth, Minnesota. In 2006, she received Northland News Center's Women in Leadership Award. In 1996, she received the American Heart and Stroke Hero Award.

At the young age of 50, Cleo graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a major in English and a minor in professional writing and communication. She chose these subjects in order to relearn communication and aid comprehension, reading, and writing skills.

The mother of three adult children and a grandmother, Cleo lives in Minnesota with her two Tabby cats, Buddy and Lucy. Cleo is an avid reader who knits and exercises daily. She also volunteers for numerous community services and events.

The name, Cleo Hutton, is a pseudonym for medical and family privacy.

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